Met with my Shakespeare professor today about grad school. He was awesomely supportive and said as long as I do well on the GRE, I’ll get in and he’ll get me an assistantship. He has total faith in me, which is fucking awesome.

Later in the day, I was hanging out in the English building with a friend and he came by and handed me a letter. He had won an award because he wrote an article about Christopher Marlowe and he wanted to show me and not only is that awesome (because he’s super smart), but he’s already treating me like someone in the program.

I am stoked. For the first time I feel like I can actually do this higher education thing.